Corydalis solida (Spring Fumewort) [20 Seeds]

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Germination Information: I recommend spring fumewort only for gardeners with experience sowing perennial seeds that have multi-cycle germination patterns (in this case, warm-cool), because this species has an extended germination period and requires a good bit of patience.  Sow the seeds as soon as you get them, just barely covered, and leave the pot outdoors, keeping it evenly moist and protected from mice. (The winter-sowing approach can work well for this species.) Or, you could try direct-sowing in the area where you want the seeds to grow. Seedlings should appear the following spring but may take an additional year. Once you get spring fumewort to flower in your garden, you’re likely to find self-sown seedlings in future years.

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Spring fumewort (Corydalis solida) is a charming spring ephemeral with deeply cut leaves and dainty, purplish to purplish pink flowers in early to mid spring. It typically reaches typically 6 to 10 inches tall and makes a lovely filler around hostas, hellebores (Helleborus), early primroses (like Primula veris), and spring bulbs. The clumps go dormant by early to midsummer.

Spring fumewort is usually happiest in deciduous shade (sun in early to mid spring, then shade) with average to moist (but not waterlogged) soil. Once you get it established, it is quite likely to self-sow. Perennial; Zones 4 to 8.

2023-collected seeds are sold out. I hope to collect again in May 2024. At least 20 seeds per packet. Shipping to US addresses only.

Please read the germination information as well before ordering.

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1 review for Corydalis solida (Spring Fumewort) [20 Seeds]

  1. Deanna (verified owner)

    I purchased these from Hayefield in early summer 2020 and immediately planted them in an open-top milk jug. For winter the top was used per the “wintersow” method. This spring the germination rate was excellent. I love seeing these delicate plants interspersed among the spring emerging plants and look forward to planting these out.

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